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Win a Sony for your podcast

I do like a good podcast. Unfortunately tracking down the good ones is pretty tricky, especially, if like me, you don’t use iTunes. So my taste in podcasts is very dull. I tend to stick to the big names – The Guardian, BBC and the odd commercial radio station.

Perhaps the forthcoming  Sony Radio Academy Awards will expand my taste? Its set up a new category of Internet Programme Award to "specifically recognise excellence in the creation of radio programmes produced for distribution via the internet."

UPDATE NOMINATIONS (28th March): The Times does rather well! No Guardian or BBC.

Baddiel & Skinner’s World Cup Podcast – Avalon Television
        &
        Times Online for Times Online & baddielandskinner.com

Firin’ Squad Unsigned Podcast – Wise Buddah Talent
        for firinsquad.co.uk

My Streets: A Rudeboy’s Guide to Peckham – All Out Productions
       
        for 4Radio

The Game with Danny Kelly Podcast Times Online

The Insight Show – VIPonAIR & RNIB for VIPonAIR.com

      
      
      
      
      If you want quality podcasts from the US or Canada, take a look at the winners of The Podcast Awards. US Presidential hopeful, Barack Obama, didn’t win in the political podcast category. But check out Keith and The Girl under the ‘mature’ category –  the shows are too long, but they can be pretty funny (at times)

2 Responses to Win a Sony for your podcast

  1. Steve Hill March 26, 2007 at 4:36 pm #

    Thanks for dropping by.I also would like to see The Indie win.
    Seriously – as you say, it would be great if a ‘new star’ was born. The industry needs it.
    It would be sad if the BBC won. As much as I like the Radio 4 and 5 stuff (Simon Mayo show etc) – it’s not particularly innovative.
    The Media Guardian does a great podcast – which I mention to the students. Oscars coverage was particularly good because it’s not something we expected.

  2. Neil McIntosh March 26, 2007 at 3:15 pm #

    I think you have excellent taste in podcasts – not a dull one!
    The trouble with podcasts is that it’s hard to discover new ones without spending a great deal of time listening to duff ones. Few from the UK have reached the kind of critical mass, in audience terms, necessary to stand out from the huge number of repurposed radio shows released into iTunes by the BBC.
    Maybe the Sony awards will throw up some new stars, although I’m rooting for one old publisher (clue: not the BBC) to win a gold 🙂